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GfK: Ukrainians ready to make concessions in order to stop the war
One-third of Ukrainians believes that the government should make concessions in order to stop the war, while 21% want to get Donbas back by way of feat, according to an opinion poll conducted by GfK Ukraine in the period of time between 2 and 15 February.
32% of respondent said the government had to make all necessary concessions when asked whether they would agree with a decision of the Ukrainian authority to make concessions in order to stop the war in Donbas.
29% of Ukrainians believe that some concessions could be made, if it is necessary.
However, 21% of respondents believe that no concessions have to be made; instead, soldiers have to be mobilized, and Ukraine should appeal to the West for help and liberate Donbas by military force.
At the same time, 18% of Ukrainians could not answer this question.
Unsuccessful storming near Starognativka with Avdiyivka shelled
Rebels carried out 16 attacks overnight, and made an unsuccessful attempt to storm positions of ATO forces, a spokesman for the ATO Headquarters, Anatoly Stelmakh, reported from Donbas via Skype on the morning of March 13.
Rebels fired at army positions with small arms and grenade launchers 16 times within the period of time from 8.00 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday: 11 attacks were carried out before midnight and 5 others before 6 o'clock in the morning.
The largest number of strikes was recorded in the Donetsk direction, where the enemy fired without changing tactics upon Pisky, Opytne, Nevelske and Avdiivka.
Rebels brought in heavy guns in breach of the ceasefire deal, and shelled the town of Avdiivka at 8.20 p.m.
Russian and terrorist forces were unsuccessfully attempting to storm our positions from 9.20 to 10.15 p.m. near the village of Starognativka," Stelmakh said.
In the Mariupol direction, outlaws placed fire on the village of Shyrokine with machine-guns early in the morning.
In the Lugansk and Artemivsk directions, two attacks on army positions were registered between 8.40 and 11.30 p.m.
A spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces Vladislav Selezniov reported at a briefing in Kyiv that insurgents had fired at positions of ATO forces 61 times in the past 24 hours.
Rebels for Donbas are already recruited in the centre of Moscow
A number of propaganda tents have occurred in the centre of Moscow calling for fighting against Ukraine in Donbas.
The tents were put up by radical representatives of Eduard Limonov's party "Other Russia" together with members of "Interbrigada" in Klymentiivskiy alley near the Kremlin.
Campaign appeals to people through adverts on the tents saying that the front lacks fighters, commanders and military experts, and that "Novorossia" and then the whole Ukraine may become part of Russia: "It is enough to sleep! Novorossia's defeat means Russia's death! It is better to be dead than defeated! Participate personally. Get registered as a volunteer."
Militants do not observe the armistice in Lugansk region
Rebels mortared once again Stanyza Luganska in Lugansk region, Head of Lugansk Regional State Administration Gennadiy Moskal reported on his official page.
According to him, rebels lying in ambush by the side of the river Siversky Donets, which is controlled by the so-called PRL, mortared the settlement of Stanyza Luganska after 4 p.m. on March 12. Soon after that, a gun battle broke out at the demarcation line. No information on casualties was received.
The armistice was also violated in other flash points of Lugansk region. Rare gun battles occurred between checkpoints of Ukrainian law enforcement units and rebels in Sokolnyky on Thursday evening and overnight; a sector of the Bakhmutka highway near the village of Zholobok, which is occupied by Russian regular troops, was fired upon with mortars, grenade launchers and heavy machine guns.
Rare blasts resulting from the detonation of artillery shells could be heard on the suburbs of Troizke (Popasna district, near Debaltseve). No civilians were killed or wounded, infrastructure and residential houses were not hit, the regional state administration stated.
None killed, two wounded in the ATO
No losses were reported among Ukrainian military in the ATO area, but two soldiers were wounded, a spokesman for Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council, Andriy Lysenko, reported at a briefing.
In total, positions of Armed Forces were attacked 58 times in the past 24 hours, and inhabited settlement - twice.
The fiercest fighting occurred near the villages of Shyrokine, Pisky and Starognativka.